Women elders of the Bai ethnic group working at a tie-dyeing mill in Zhoucheng Village, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan Province. In these photographs taken on March 24, 2017, they tie sections of white cloths with string, preparing them for the dyeing process. (Photo/China.org.cn)
Tie-dyeing is an old Chinese textile dyeing technique. Among several places known for this handicraft, Zhoucheng Village in the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture of southwest China's Yunnan Province is the most famous. The tie-dyeing technique of the Bai ethnic group in Dali was recognized as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2006.